Robert Whittaker Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Robert Whittaker is the former Middleweight champion and #14 in PFP rankings in the UFC. Also known as “The Reaper”, the Nigerian has also established himself as one of the best ever in his division.

After shooting up the rankings, Whittaker (24-5-0) became a big name in his division. As time went on, Whittaker annihilated big names like Derek Brunson, Yoel Romero, and Jacare Souza on his way to the top. Despite a loss to Israel Adesanya, Whittaker is still one of the best fighters in his division. 

Known for his relentless pressure and lethal striking, Whittaker is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s examine what are Robert Whittaker career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Robert Whittaker of Australia punches Kelvin Gastelum in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 17, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Texas State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, Whittaker’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Israel Adesanya are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Robert Whittaker Career Earnings

Robert Whittaker of Australia punches Jared Cannonier in their middleweight bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Result  Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue Incentive Pay/Sponsorships Total 
Kelvin Gastelum W $220,000 $220,000 $50,000 $16,000 $506,000
Jared Cannonier W $210,000 $160,000 $0 $15,000 $385,000
Darren Till W $200,000 $150,000 $0 $10,000 $360,000
Israel Adesanya L $400,000 $0 $100,000 $40,000 $540,000
Yoel Romero W $470,000 $0 $150,000 $40,000 $660,000
Yoel Romero W $350,000 $0 $50,000 $30,000 $430,000
Ronaldo Souza W $34,000 $34,000 $50,000 $10,000 $128,000
Derek Brunson W $32,000 $32,000 $100,000 $5,000 $169,000
Rafael Natal W $30,000 $30,000 $0 $5,000 $65,000
Uriah Hall W $24,000 $24,000 $0 $5,000 $53,000
Brad Tavares W $20,000 $20,000 $50,000 $10,000 $100,000
Clint Hester W $20,000 $20,000 $50,000 $10,000 $100,000
Mike Rhodes W $20,000 $20,000 $0 $10,000 $50,000
Stephen Thompson L $15,000 $0 $0 $10,000 $25,000
Court McGee L $15,000 $0 $0 $10,000 $25,000
Colton Smith W $15,000 $15,000 $0 $10,000 $40,000
Brad Scott W $8,000 $8,000 $0 $10,000 $26,000

Total UFC Earnings: $3,156,00 ($3.15 million)

A Glance at Robert Whittaker Asset Accumulation

Name Robert Whittaker 
Age 31 years old (Born 1990)
Net Worth $5 million 
Status Active 
Salary $506,000 (last fight vs Kelvin Gastelum)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements 
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, ReaperGear, Sport at Crown, Musashi Sports Nutrition, GOAT CREW, Transcending Organics, UniBet Australia, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $1 million 
Marital Status  Married 
Residence  Sydney, ‎New South Wales‎, Australia
Charities N/A

What is Robert Whittaker Net Worth in 2022?

According to the reports, Robert Whittaker’s Net Worth sits at around $5 million in 2022. For the most part, Whittaker makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Australian fighter is sponsored by Venum, ReaperGear, Sport at Crown, Musashi Sports Nutrition, GOAT CREW, Transcending Organics, UniBet Australia, and more.

As mentioned above, Robert’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $3.1 million. However, Robert began his career in fighting in the CFC, LFC, and XFC. Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Whittaker’s earnings from MMA amount to about $4 million. 

With his career still blooming, the 31-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Robert’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “the Reaper” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Israel Adesanya at UFC 271.

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